A fire broke out in a cargo container on the cargo ship X-Press Godavari on Monday morning. At the time, the vessel was in anchorage 100 km from the Haldia port in West Bengalat. The vessel was en route from Kelang, Malaysia to Kolkota, India. The Indian Coast Guard sent numerous ships to contain the fire before it could spread elsewhere on the vessel. It is unclear what caused the fire. It is unknown at this time if any of the vessel’s 15 crew members were injured in fighting the fire.
Safe maritime companies must take into account all cargo that is on board to ensure that risks of a fire are not increased by the method of storage or transport. When ship operators fail to make considerations regarding the cargo on their vessels, dangerous fires and explosions can result. This not only puts the lives of hardworking crew members at risk, but can also endanger members of the public.
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